19 Emotional Mother of the Bride Photos That Will Warm Your Heart

Get your tissues ready for this sweet Mother's Day roundup.
by The Knot
Hindu bride smiling with her family
Dana Ann Photography

You may have shared a few eye rolls over price tags, flower varieties and crazy guest requests with your mother, but who else will voluntarily hook 126 tiny silk buttons on the back of your dress—with a smile on her face? See how these real brides shared a quiet moment on their wedding day with the most important women in their lives. Below are some of our favorite emotional mother of the bride photos ever.

Mother of the bride helps bride button her wedding dress

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Mother of the bride portrait at Santa Barbara wedding

From the album: A Rustic Elegance Wedding in Santa Barbara, California


Mother of the bride at Hawaiian wedding

From the album: A Rustic Beach Wedding at Sunset Ranch in Oahu, Hawaii


Grandmother, mother and bride portrait on wedding day

From the album: A Whimsical Wedding in Toronto, Ontario


Mother of the bride photo

From the album: A Winter Wonderland Wedding in Roseau, Minnesota


Bride and mother of the bride on wedding day

From the album: A Legare-Waring House Wedding in Charleston, South Carolina


Mother of the bride and bride on her wedding day

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Mother of the bride photo

From the album: A Simple Chic Wedding in King City, Ontario



Mother of the bride and bride hug on wedding day

From the album: A Bright and Modern Wedding in Redmond, Washington


Bride and mother of the bride dance

From the album: A Classic Black-and-White Affair at the Arts Ballroom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Bride with mother and grandmother in crimson and gold wedding saris

From the album: A Rustic Indian Wedding at Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple, Panchavati Gazebo in Chicago, Illinois


Bride and mother of the bride getting ready on wedding day

From the album: A Vintage Spring Wedding at Plantation at Sunnybrook in Roanoke, Virginia


Bride and mother of the bride on wedding day

From the album: A Metropolitan Ballroom Wedding in Golden Valley, Minnesota


Bride and mother of the bride in magenta sari

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Bride and mother of the bride processional

From the album: A Bold Modern Wedding in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Bride smiling at mom on wedding day

From the album: A Simple Barnyard Wedding in Keene, Kentucky


Traditional Chinese Mother of the bride wedding attire

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Bride and mother of the bride on wedding day

From the album: A Rustic Modern Wedding in Seattle, Washington


Mother of the bride and bride on her wedding day

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